Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Huffaker School House


Today, I got to spend the whole day in the old Huffaker School House in Reno for work.



On the wall, I found the old Punishment list with the amount of lashes a student would receive for breaking the rules. This is the actual way they were written:

1. Boys and Girls Playing Together ... 4 Lashes
2. Fighting at School ... 5 Lashes
3. Quarreling at School ... 5 Lashes
4. Gambling or Betting at School ... 4 Lashes
5. Playing at Cards at School ... 10 Lashes
6. Climbing for Every Foot Over Three Feet Up a Tree ... 1 Lash
7. Telling Lyes ... 7 Lashes
8. Telling Tales Out of School ... 8 Lashes
9. Giving Each Other Ill Names ... 3 Lashes
10. Swearing at School ... 8 Lashes
11. For Misbehaving to Girls ... 10 Lashes
12. For Drinking Spiritous Liquors at School ... 8 Lashes
13. Making Swings and Swinging on Them ... 7 Lashes
14. For Waring Long Finger Nails ... 2 Lashes
15. Misbehaving to Person on the Road ... 4 Lashes
16. For Going to Girls Play Places ... 3 Lashes
17. Girls Going to Boys Play Places ... 3 Lashes
18. Coming to School With Dirty Faces and Hands ... 2 Lashes
19. For Calling Each Other Liars ... 4 Lashes
20. For Wrestling at School ... 4 Lashes
21. For Weting Each Other Washing at Playtime ... 2 Lashes
22. Scuffling at School ... 4 Lashes
23. For Going About and Playing about the Mill or Creek ... 6 Lashes
24. For Going About the Barn or doing any Mischief about the Place ... 7 Lashes

I just love the order of priority and how "serious" the punishment was by amount of lashes given. 

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1 comment:

  1. This place looks so sweet. I wouldn't want the lashings though!

    Love from South Africa

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